BRAWLEY — Brawley Union High opened its “New” Gym doors Friday afternoon as students, parents, and friends gathered to celebrate the collegiate signings of three Wildcat student-athletes.
In receiving collegiate athletic scholarships these students have shown their prowess, not just at their given sport, but in the classroom as well, and hope to continue showing their mettle on the next level of their athletic pursuitment.
First up for the Wildcats was Cydnie Ramirez, who will be attending North Park University in Chicago on a Golf scholarship.
“One thing that is her real strongpoint is that she has always been a team player, she’s always been there for her teammates, as a leader, giving help and advice,” said Brawley High Head Golf Coach Hank Baron.
Next was Ross Rubio, who will be attending William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa, on a football scholarship.
“Ross, i appreciate the time you were here and I know your going to do an excellent job at William Penn,” said Brawley High Head Football Coach Jon Self.
Courtney Mendoza also signed accepting her collegiate offer from Presentation College in Aberdeen, South Dakota on a softball scholarship. The four-year varsity softball athlete has been playing center-field for the Wildcats over the last few years and has been leading the way for the Wildcats. She is one of their most feared hitters.
“With the level of softball in the Imperial Valley, a four-year varsity player doesn’t come around that often,” said Brawley High Softball head coach Jeff Wise.
“This would not be possible if they did not work hard in the classroom,” added Wise.
“Regardless of how many home runs they hit, touch downs they score, or hole in ones, it mean nothing without hard work in the classroom, so once again we congrulate all three on their hard work in the classroom.”
Congratulations to all signees and good luck at the collegiate level.